Sunday 17 September 2017

Fix: Unable to Message Skype Contacts

This was a weird one. Skype on my Windows Phone stated "Messaging Unavailable" for my Dad.

The Skype apps would not present any form of his contact.

While logged in to the OneDrive site I saw a Chat bubble. I clicked on it and typed in his name.

Low and behold his contact came up BLOCKED in red.


I didn't do that and nowhere else in the Skype ecosystem on any of my devices did that status come up.

So, I unblocked him but still no joy.

I had him log on to the OneDrive site, click the chat bubble beside the bell, and search for me and sure enough, I came up BLOCKED.

After his unblocking me our mutual contacts lit up.

Yo Skype, what the chicken?!?

Philip Elder
Microsoft High Availability MVP
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book
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